Birds of Cuba BETA

    PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae (Herons, Bitterns)  
Genus: Butorides (1 species, 3 worldwide)

Green Heron
Green Heron (Butorides virescens virescens)
Panama City, Panama
  The immature Green Heron looks virtually identical to the immature Striated Heron. There is some range overlap in northern South America and Panama.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Green Heron
Green Heron (Butorides virescens)
Everglades National Park, Florida, USA
  Note red compared to otherwise similar Striated Heron.
Photograph by Tom Friedel   © All Rights Reserved.

Eating a frog.

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